Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Twatwatch rolls forth for 08
It's been a while, but this one is richly deserved. The Hon Chris Pearce.
The Hon is of course applied to his having done time on the executive council, as opposed to actual honourable activity.
This from today's Crikey by Editor of The National Indigenous Times Chris Graham.
Unfortunately, Chris Pearce, the Member for Aston, wasn't so forgiving. Pearce sat and casually flipped through a magazine throughout Rudd's entire speech. At the part where Rudd was talking about the tragedy of infant mortality the "little ones" in Rudd's words, Pearce was cracking a joke to the rather uncomfortable looking member of parliament sitting next to him.
In fact, Pearce was so against an apology, that he also sat and read through his own leader's entire speech. When Rudd finished and received a standing ovation, Pearce was the only member of parliament to remain seated. It begs the question, why did he even show up?
Unbelievable. He did the parliament proud. At the very least if he didn't want to apologise why didn't he just fuck off like Tuckey?